Silverwood Theme Park - Athol, Idaho - Family Theme and Amusement Park




Silverwood Theme Park is a family amusement park and entertainment destination located in Athol, Idaho. It is a fairly sizeable destination that is considered to also encompass the adjoining Boulder Beach Water Park. Together, the two sections of the park include roughly 65 different rides and attractions. These cover a wide range of options from water slides, to roller coasters, to wave pools in order to offer something for every member of the family to enjoy.

One of the most popular and notable sections of the park is Coaster Alley. It considered to be one of the most exciting locations in the Northwest for coaster enthusiasts and includes several popular coasters including Tremors, an exciting ride that includes a descent into an underground tunnel and a 100-foot drop; Panic Plunge, a 140-foot tall drop ride; Timber Terror, an exciting wooden roller coaster; Aftershock, the park's newest coaster to date; and the Corkscrew the first coaster in the entire United States to turn riders upside-down.

The water park section of Silverwood is also a popular draw, especially in the summer months when the temperature rises. Access to a number of exciting water slides and interactive water activities is the order of the day here. Some of the most popular rides and attractions include Avalanche Mountain, an exciting rafting adventure and the park's largest water slide; Boulder Beach Bay, a family play area that features two generously-sized wave pools; Elkhorn Creek, the park's low-intensity, relaxing river ride; Toddler Springs, the park's interactive play area for young visitors; and Cabana Island, an area where park goers can rent their own shaded cabana and take a breather before setting out in search of more fun.

The Country Carnival section of the park offers families even more exciting attractions to enjoy and centers around classic rides that are appropriate for all ages. These include a tilt-a-whirl, a Ferris wheel, a scrambler, a classic antique car ride, a log flume, and a white water rafting ride. New twists on old favorites are also part of the mix - for instance, the Krazy Kars, Silverwood's unique version of a family bumper car arena. For those that are too small for even the family rides, there is a special kiddie section that includes such attractions as a carousel, a flying elephant ride, and a miniature locomotive.

When it's time to take a load off and take a break from the rides and excitement, many Silverwood Theme Park visitors enjoy taking in one of the park's free entertainment options. Although the exact line-up as far as shows offered vary from season to season, entertainment is always family-appropriate and centers around themes like music, magic, or entertainment on ice. The park also features character meet and greet sessions to the great delight of children. Garfield and Odie make regular appearances in both the Main Street Courtyard and Garfield's Summer Camp, but those interested should check ahead with the park for a current schedule as to when the characters will be appearing.


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